Originally Posted by veedon
I didn't know that it was possible to produce HD material from TV shows that were shot on film...
The word you're looking for is telecine
believe it or not. Just rolls off the tongue doesn't it? Not for me either.
There are still some current TV shows shot on film apparently. Early seasons of Burn Notice were shot on S16, early seasons of Castle on S35. I don't know if those productions are still using film, though the Panavision website
still claims Castle as a film shoot (using Panavision cameras / lenses of course).
The current "it" camera for non-reality TV productions is apparently the Arri Alexa
, which is a hell of a camera.
Nearly all of the feature film work that still uses film uses telecine as part of the workflow to produce a digital intermediate
. So all the editing (the razor-blades-and-tape era of editing film are long over), color grading, and effects are done digitally. All that film is used for anymore is the original capture. And, or course, for the final delivery format, but that is changing too as more theaters move to digital projectors.
Enough -- probably more than anyone wanted to know on the subject.